Transformation of Mediterranean ritual spaces up to the early Arab conquests

Leonela Fundic*

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Fundic sheds new light on aspects of transformation of sacred topography in the Mediterranean from the fourth century to the beginning of the eighth century. This region underwent fundamental changes, which were caused by (or were the reflection of) cultural and artistic interactions between different religions and their utopian ideals. The text examines various reasons behind such transformation by focusing on several characteristic examples of religious shrines that were reshaped to create an idealised future and incorporated into the current ritual narrative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemories of utopia
Subtitle of host publicationthe revision of histories and landscapes in late antiquity
EditorsBronwen Neil, Kosta Simic
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429448508
ISBN (Print)9781138328679
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Monographs in Classical Studies


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